I was pleasantly surprised by the charm, sporadic really good song and dance number, strong comic performances and, key word, escape, provided by this musical rendition of the much-loved Sydney Pollack film. The shenanigans of a down-and-out New York actor with one last arrow in his quiver. So much fun.
Tootsie at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles through May 15
Then at Segerstrom Center for the Arts opening May 31